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28 Jul 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Thursday 7/28/2016 - 17:36 GMT

Shiite rebels and their allies Thursday formed a 10-member "supreme council" to run Yemen, in what the government condemned as a blow to already stalled UN-brokered peace talks.

UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the move "contravenes" the rebels' commitment to the peace process and "represents a grave violation" of the UN Security Council Resolution 2216.

28 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • In June 2016, WFP exceeded the monthly targets for both food assistance and Commodity Vouchers distributions through Traders’ Network (CV-TN) programmes. WFP reached 3.6 million people with food assistance (of which 49 percent were women and girls) and 609,258 with commodity vouchers (50 percent women and girls). Due to resourcing constraints, WFP continues to distribute a reduced entitlement amounting to 75 percent of its full individual entitlement.

28 Jul 2016 description
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As widely known, conflict is a leading cause of hunger – each famine in the modern era has been characterized by conflict. Hunger can also contribute to violence, and may act as a channel through which wider socio-economic and political grievances are expressed.

27 Jul 2016 description

Mass atrocity crimes are being committed in Yemen as pro-government forces and a regional military coalition fight against Houthi rebels, who have taken control of much of the country.

27 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Yemen:
 On 13 June, the Humanitarian Country Team adopted its strategy on the centrality of protection, underlining that protection of affected populations is the responsibility of all humanitarian actors.

Djibouti:
 According to Yemeni refugees in Markazi camp, refugees return to Yemen only to attend urgent family matters. In general, refugees are fully aware that conditions in Yemen are not suitable for sustainable return.

27 Jul 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 6 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 413 MT of critical relief items, equipment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched 35 metric tons of medicine to Hoedida on behalf of WHO.

For information about stocks available for emergency deployment through UNHRD’s Loan and Borrow facility, please visit www.unhrd.org or contact unhrd.customerservice@wfp.org.

27 Jul 2016 description
infographic UN Development Programme

390,933 sqm: Total area cleared

5,754: Total number of Explosive Remnants of War (ERWs) cleared

2,146: Explosive Remnant of War (ERW) destroyed

32: Teams working exclusively on humanitarian demining.

24: Districts covered

4,907,000: Direct & indirect beneficiaries

26 Jul 2016 description
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Ibb, 26 July 2016: I am extremely concerned by reports of rising tensions in Taizz Governorate and in particular the reinforcement of the closure on Taizz city as well as the escalation of hostilities in the area of Al-Sarari.

26 Jul 2016 description
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The Governorate Snapshots present information on the humanitarian action taking place per governorate and clusters in accordance with the 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

26 Jul 2016 description

Sana’a/London, 26 July 2016 – Dialysis treatment centres in Yemen are at breaking point, putting at risk the lives of some 4,400 people with renal failure, warned international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today.

26 Jul 2016 description
  • Fighting along the Saudi-Yemeni border has escalated following last week’s offensive by Hadi forces on Haradh town. On Sunday 23 July, a Saudi civilian was killed during a mortar attack on the city of Jizan and several Saudi soldiers were killed in clashes and mortar fire on Monday 24. On 24-25 July cross-border fighting and Saudi airstrikes were reported in Sa’ada governorate. Fighting also continues in Nihm district, Sana’a, with heavy airstrikes reported on 25 July.

26 Jul 2016 description

Statement to the Third Preparatory Committee of Habitat 3, given by Hugo Slim, Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In an urbanizing world, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing too.

Cities like Aleppo and Fallujah are being destroyed. Their civilian populations are facing displacement, siege and impoverishment. In South Sudan, people in Juba, Wau, Bentiu and Leer are living in similarly desperate conditions.

26 Jul 2016 description

26 July 2016, 00:01 UTC

Restrictions on the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to civilians in Yemen are exacerbating the country’s humanitarian crisis and endangering lives, said Amnesty International calling on all parties to the conflict to allow full and unfettered access to organizations providing crucial supplies.

25 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • WFP requires additional resources before the end of July to provide school meals to 18,000 school children attending schools in the rural and suburban areas near of Djibouti-city. The new school year begins in September. Without additional funding at the start of the school year, in September, school attendance will most likely be affected.

Operational Updates

23 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Ansar Rasheed

In May 2015, while hostilities escalated in Yemen, 16-year-old Ahmed was conscripted to fight with one of the parties to the conflict. After months of being on the frontlines, he fled and returned home. Now he’s resuming his education and working hard to catch up on the schooling he missed.

22 Jul 2016 description
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Fairfield, Conn. (July 22, 2016) —The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening by the day, with the latest statistics revealing more than 14 million people are in desperate need of food.

One in three Yemeni children under five – approximately 1.3 million – are suffering from acute malnutrition.

Nine governorates are now in a state of emergency, just one step away from being declared a 'famine', including the besieged city of Taiz and the major port city of Al Hodeidah.